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Registration Policies & Scholarships

Registration Policy

Registration will remain open through the first week of classes in each semester length session. Classes that reach maximum enrollment before this time will be closed to additional registrations. If a class has low enrollment, all participants will be notified by email about the cancellation and students will be allowed to select an alternative class choice, be issued a refund or credit. If you have registered for a class and will be unable to attend please contact MCA prior to the program start date, refunds are possible, but subject to an administrative fee or deposit in special cases. Please contact: mca@smumn.edu for details or questions. Register NowPay a Balance

Scholarship Information

The MCA scholarship fund is made possible by the Hiawatha Education Foundation, Winona Health Community Partnership Fund, Elizabeth Callendar King Foundation and various fundraisers made throughout the year. Scholarships are awarded to students or families based on financial need for classes and workshops. Unfortunately, at this time private music lessons are ineligible for assistance. Students wishing to apply for a financial need scholarship may do so by having their parent or legal guardian complete this scholarship application. You will also need to fill out a class registration form either online or a paper copy, marking the box indicating you are applying for scholarship. This will assure that your spot is saved. Scholarship applications are due by April 15th for Spring & Summer Programs, August 23rd for Fall classes and by Jan 7th for Winter classes. Applicants will be notified of their award after the financial board has met. If the Board is unable to meet and notify prior to the start of a program, students can still attend classes they are registered for.  Scholarship Application

Would you like to sponsor a young artist? You can make a young dancer, musician, artist or thespian reach their dreams today, by making a donation. We are happy to designate fund to help support an specific program such as dance, summer camp or musical studies.

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For information regarding class placement, observation policy, accreditation, snow cancellation policy, apprenticing, tuition policies, dance dress code, and discount details visit our General Information page.


Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507


Monday - Tuesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Building and Galleria open during programming

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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